Tottenham's Pochettino critical of VAR despite winning Kane penalty decision

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Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino mentioned he’s nonetheless not a fan of VAR, although a video evaluate gave his facet their decisive purpose in Tuesday’s 1-Zero Carabao Cup semifinal win in opposition to Chelsea.

Harry Kane was initially flagged offside earlier than being fouled by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga within the first half, however VAR confirmed he was onside and a penalty was awarded, which Kane transformed.

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Spurs went on to win the primary leg of the semifinal at Wembley, however Pochettino mentioned: “To be trustworthy, I’m not proud of that system.

“It’s a system that we nonetheless want to be agreed [on] in the best way we’re going to use it. I feel an excellent instance is La Liga. Nobody is glad as a result of nobody is aware of the clear method we’re going to use it.

“Everyone seems to be complaining in Spain from day one and I hope that now we now have time to develop that system. It wants to be a software to enhance the sport.

“Generally we can’t speak about soccer that should be truthful, as a result of in several video games, for instance immediately possibly Chelsea shoot greater than Tottenham. However to speak about truthful or unfair, it is concerning the decision of the referee.

“Generally they will make a mistake, like we make a mistake or the gamers on the pitch. However it’s a system that generally killed the feelings.

“In fact immediately it was a bonus for us, an excellent decision for Tottenham, however I did not have fun as a result of we had been ready 5 minutes.

“Folks might say, ‘This man is loopy’. When it does not profit us it’s simple to complain, however immediately I would like to be clear and trustworthy and I’m not glad all an excessive amount of.

“Some proportion of the referee’s errors we want to preserve. We can’t cease evolution, however how we may also help is agreeing with the referees, gamers and between all of the soccer folks how we’re going to use it. That’s most vital.”

Chelsea had 58 % of the possession and 17 photographs to Spurs’ six at Wembley, however couldn’t discover an equaliser.

“I feel we had been very aggressive tonight,” mentioned Pochettino. “I’m so happy. We performed in opposition to one of the very best groups in England and in Europe, a group which have been constructing to win titles. They’ve unbelievable gamers.

“I feel to win this kind of sport is a tremendous, large expertise for us, to be extra mature. In fact it is solely half-time, it is a small benefit 1-Zero. We want to be aggressive within the second leg.

“[I need] to give the credit score to Chelsea. They pushed rather a lot within the second half and made us play a bit of bit deeper. However of course I am very glad as a result of we had been aggressive and ultimately we won the sport.”

Spurs’ No. 2 goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga saved his third clear sheet in a row and Pochettino added: “For me he was the person of the match, with Harry Kane of course who scored the purpose. I feel he was so good. We’re very glad.

“We’ve one of the very best keepers on the earth in Hugo Lloris. We’ve Michel Vorm, one other keeper that may play in any membership within the Premier League, and now of course Paulo Gazzaniga.

“We’ve three goalkeepers, plus the youthful ones, who’ve rather a lot of high quality and I’m so happy to have this kind of participant with us.”



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